Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine poster
In Albuquerque, Sheryl Hoover brings her suicidal brother Frank to the breast of her dysfunctional and emotionally bankrupted family. Frank is homosexual, an expert in Proust. He tried to commit suicide when he was rejected by his boyfriend and his great competitor became renowned and recognized as number one in the field of Proust. Sheryl's husband Richard is unsuccessfully trying to sell his self-help and self-improvement technique using nine steps to reach success, but he is actually a complete loser. Her son Dwayne has taken a vow of silence as a follower of Nietzsche and aims to be a jet pilot. Dwayne's grandfather Edwin was sent away from the institution for elders (Sunset Manor) and is addicted in heroin. When her seven-year-old daughter Olive has a chance to dispute the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, the whole family travels together in their old Volkswagen Type 2 (Kombi) in a funny journey of hope of winning the talent contest and to make a dream ...

Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Writer: Michael Arndt
Production: Fox Searchlight
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 2006
MetaScore: 80/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: $59,831,476
Released: 18 Aug 2006
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 70 wins & 111 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

You know what - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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You know what
He's the guy you teach - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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He's the guy you teach
That is so sweet - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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That is so sweet
Do you think there's a Heaven - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Do you think there's a Heaven
Sarcasm is the refuge of losers - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Sarcasm is the refuge of losers
I'm so glad you're still here - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I'm so glad you're still here
Am I pretty - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Am I pretty
I'm getting pulled over - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I'm getting pulled over
I'm so fucking tired - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I'm so fucking tired
Do you eat ice cream - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Do you eat ice cream
Why were you unhappy - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Why were you unhappy
That's enough - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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That's enough
Fuck a lotta women - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Fuck a lotta women
So who do you hang around with - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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So who do you hang around with
There's two kinds of people in this world - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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There's two kinds of people in this world
I'll tell you when I regain consciousness - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I'll tell you when I regain consciousness
Every night it's the fucking chicken - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Every night it's the fucking chicken
You're out - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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You're out
I am going to get something to drink - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I am going to get something to drink
I wouldn't do that to you - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I wouldn't do that to you
For better or worse - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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For better or worse
Where's Olive - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Where's Olive
You started snorting heroin - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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You started snorting heroin
Pull the truck over - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Pull the truck over
No one gets left behind - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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No one gets left behind
Everybody just pretend to be normal - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Everybody just pretend to be normal
I'm not going - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I'm not going
What is your daughter doing - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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What is your daughter doing
What are you guys talking about - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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What are you guys talking about
Where are the dressing rooms - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Where are the dressing rooms
What is it - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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What is it
They don't even try - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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They don't even try
He fell in love with another man - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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He fell in love with another man
Not just one woman - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Not just one woman
I apologize for the things I said - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I apologize for the things I said
Have I mentioned that I am the preeminent Proust scholar in the US - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Have I mentioned that I am the preeminent Proust scholar in...
It's this Sunday - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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It's this Sunday
We're all with ya on that one - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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We're all with ya on that one
Translates literally to  in the fashion - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Translates literally to in the fashion
I bet he does - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I bet he does
There are two kinds of people in this world - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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There are two kinds of people in this world
I take it you didn't like it at Sunset Manor - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I take it you didn't like it at Sunset Manor
Richard is an idiot - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Richard is an idiot
Are you authorized to be backstage - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Are you authorized to be backstage
And we thought he was napping - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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And we thought he was napping
He's taken a vow of silence - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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He's taken a vow of silence
That's your name - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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That's your name
Get yourself a fag rag - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Get yourself a fag rag
Your packet has tickets in it - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Your packet has tickets in it
You were great - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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You were great
Is he always like this - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Is he always like this
It's stuck or something - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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It's stuck or something
I can't slow down - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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I can't slow down
Can I get the - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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Can I get the
What in the world - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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What in the world
We're going to California - screenshot from movie Little Miss Sunshine
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We're going to California

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Olive Hoover - Abigail Breslin
Richard Hoover - Greg Kinnear
Dwayne - Paul Dano
Grandpa Edwin Hoover - Alan Arkin
Sheryl Hoover - Toni Collette
Frank Ginsberg - Steve Carell
Doctor #1 - Marc Turtletaub
Cindy - Jill Talley
Diner Waitress - Brenda Canela
Convenience Store Proprietor - Chuck Loring
Larry Sugarman - Gordon Thomson
Stan Grossman - Bryan Cranston
Doctor #2 - John Walcutt
State Trooper McCleary - Dean Norris
Pageant Official Jenkins - Beth Grant
Miss California - Lauren Shiohama
Pageant Assistant Pam - Mary Lynn Rajskub
Funeral Home Worker - Jerry Giles
Biker Dad - Geoff Meed
Pageant MC - Matt Winston
Girl in Hallway - Casandra Ashe
Officer Martinez - Mel Rodriguez
Pageant Contestant - Alexandria Alaman
Pageant Contestant - Alissa Anderegg
Pageant Contestant - Brittany Baird
Pageant Contestant - Cambria Baird
Pageant Contestant - Brenae Bandy
Pageant Contestant - Kristen Holaas
Pageant Contestant - Maliah Hudson
Pageant Contestant - Destry Jacobs
Pageant Contestant - Lindsey Jordan
Pageant Contestant - Shane Murphy
Pageant Contestant - Annabelle Roberts
Pageant Contestant - Sydni Stevenson-Love
Pageant Contestant - Nicole Stoehr
Pageant Contestant - Lauren Yee
Photographer - Erik David Barber
Pageant Worker - Terry Bolo
Seminar Class - Marc De'Antone
Self (archive footage) - Tara Dawn Holland
Pretty Girl - Ksenia Jarova
Hotel Security - Alva Loomis
Pageant Judge #1 - Robert O'Connor
Self (voice) - Regis Philbin
Pageant Mom - Melissa Roberts
Funeral Worker #2 - Matthew W. Tate